"A fine catastrophe thriller"
In 1998, humanity learned a cold hard lesson about the
interrelationship of the solar system. Comets and
fragments hammered Jupiter causing a minute, seemingly
statistically insignificant shift in the giant planet's
orbit. Insignificant to Jupiter turns out to be colossal
to Earth as that almost undetectable shift over two hundred
years later has caused a monstrous new ice age on the earth.
This wall of ice is so big that almost all of Chicago
is buried under it and so wide the North America continent
is divided in two. Clans barter, fight, and compete for
supremacy in a harsh land. For instance, the Trappers are
hunters with some knowledge of the past eke a living in the
frozen Colorado Mountains. When barbaric invaders from the
north attack, the Trappers flee led by Jack Monroe and Dr.
Catania Olsen to the south. They seek peace and domestic
tranquilly, but only find a vast wasteland of savageness.
Still they keep searching for a better life.
SNOWFALL is a great apocalypse tale that uses a real
solar event to cause an incredible catastrophe on earth
that leads to a deep tale of future survival. The story
line is very exciting, as the action never slows down yet
readers care about the Trappers, especially the lead duo,
whose struggles seem so real. Fans of future dark global
calamities will want to revise their short term reading
plan by placing Mitchell Smith's tremendous thriller at the
top of the to read immediately food chain.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 31, 2002